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History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (1): 1–30.
Published: 01 March 2017
..., neither Roosevelt nor his influential inner circle, a group known as the Brains Trust, had very strong views on gold or the dollar. They did believe in the need to experiment, and tinkering with the currency was a possible area for experimentation, but it was an option with a low priority...
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History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (3): 469–495.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Allen Robert S. 1936 . “G.O.P. Brain Trust Offers Fascist Program for the U.S.” New York Post , April 30 . Asso Pier Francesco Fiorito Luca . 2004 . “Human Nature and Economic Institutions: Instinct Psychology, Behaviorism, and the Evolution of American Institutionalism...
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History of Political Economy (1999) 31 (3): 605–606.
Published: 01 September 1999
... teachers and friends.” In 1933-34, three of those so identi- fied- Adolph A. Berle, Rexford Guy Tugwell, and Raymond Moley-were close to Roosevelt as charter members of his “Brains Trust.” Bonds of friendship notwith- standing, Ginzberg reports his skepticism about economic policy initiatives set...
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History of Political Economy (1999) 31 (3): 604–605.
Published: 01 September 1999
...) to “Columbia University teachers and friends.” In 1933-34, three of those so identi- fied- Adolph A. Berle, Rexford Guy Tugwell, and Raymond Moley-were close to Roosevelt as charter members of his “Brains Trust.” Bonds of friendship notwith- standing, Ginzberg reports his skepticism about economic...
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History of Political Economy (1998) 30 (Supplement): 309–325.
Published: 01 December 1998
... graduate programs, characteristics Bork, Robert, 209 of, 120 Bowen, Howard, 58 late-career job types, 125 Bowley, A. L., 248, 253 Carey, Henry, 54 Brady, Dorothy, 16 Carnegie Corporation, 68 Brains Trust, 62, 69, 166...
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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (4): 681–685.
Published: 01 December 2015
... thinking and an important advocate of activist monetary policy and, ultimately, of Keynesian fiscal policy as well. Lippmann, however, expressed concern that the Roo- sevelt administration was mixing recovery with reform to the detriment of the former. He had problems with Roosevelt’s Brain Trust...
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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (4): 677–679.
Published: 01 December 2015
... thinking and an important advocate of activist monetary policy and, ultimately, of Keynesian fiscal policy as well. Lippmann, however, expressed concern that the Roo- sevelt administration was mixing recovery with reform to the detriment of the former. He had problems with Roosevelt’s Brain Trust...
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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (4): 679–681.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., of Keynesian fiscal policy as well. Lippmann, however, expressed concern that the Roo- sevelt administration was mixing recovery with reform to the detriment of the former. He had problems with Roosevelt’s Brain Trust and especially with the NRA and AAA movement toward price fixing and encouragement...
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History of Political Economy (2013) 45 (suppl_1): 317–330.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Boston Globe, 199 Bauman, Zygmunt, 2, 3 Bowley, Arthur Lyon, 60 Becker, Gary S., 255–61. See also “Brain trust,” 10, 146 The Becker-Posner Blog “Break the Glass” memo, 285, 286, and Business Week, 258–61, 268, 288 273...
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History of Political Economy (1993) 25 (1): 203–210.
Published: 01 March 1993
... Oresme’s work on money, including his translations and commentary on parts of Aristotle’s Politics and Ethics, in modern French. It is most significant in the history of economic thought that this bishop and member of the king’s “brain trust” wrote in the ver- nacular. However, many of us have...
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History of Political Economy (1994) 26 (4): 569–587.
Published: 01 November 1994
..., Roosevelt was willing to listen to heresy. Tugwell had the advantage of geographical proximity and, as one of the few economists to predict depression before it happened, he also had credibility. Tugwell came to the Brains Trust well armed with diagnoses and reme- dies for the Great Depression...
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History of Political Economy (2002) 34 (3): 515–532.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Dexter White, were soon to play key roles on the American, indeed the worldwide, policy scene. Both of them would go to Washington in 1934 as founding mem- bers of Jacob Viner’s “Freshman Brains Trust.” In due course, first at the Federal Reserve Board and later at the Treasury and the White House...
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History of Political Economy (1998) 30 (Supplement): 53–81.
Published: 01 December 1998
... Depression and two world wars—one hot and one cold. The earliest attempts to involve economists in the con- sideration of high policy, such as the National Resources Planning Board and Roosevelt’s Brains Trust, were not successful for at least two reasons: because specific clients for advice were...
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History of Political Economy (2009) 41 (2): 409–411.
Published: 01 June 2009
.... The 1933 Chicago plan for 100 percent money is rightly praised, but no hint is given that others were developing similar schemes at that time. One was Lauchlin Currie, then at Harvard and who, with his colleague Harry Dexter White, would soon join Viner’s “freshman brains trust” in Washington where...
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History of Political Economy (2009) 41 (2): 411–414.
Published: 01 June 2009
.... The 1933 Chicago plan for 100 percent money is rightly praised, but no hint is given that others were developing similar schemes at that time. One was Lauchlin Currie, then at Harvard and who, with his colleague Harry Dexter White, would soon join Viner’s “freshman brains trust” in Washington where...
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History of Political Economy (2013) 45 (suppl_1): 1–19.
Published: 01 December 2013
... at the ballot box.10 In tandem with their British peers, American economists had penetrated government; with Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “brain trust” the professor had been called away from the opinion pages to become a think- ing organ of the state (Barber 1996). Ostensibly, which is to say with pub- licity...
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History of Political Economy (2009) 41 (2): 407–409.
Published: 01 June 2009
... praised, but no hint is given that others were developing similar schemes at that time. One was Lauchlin Currie, then at Harvard and who, with his colleague Harry Dexter White, would soon join Viner’s “freshman brains trust” in Washington where a little later, as Marriner Eccles’s assistant, he...
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History of Political Economy (2009) 41 (2): 414–417.
Published: 01 June 2009
.... The 1933 Chicago plan for 100 percent money is rightly praised, but no hint is given that others were developing similar schemes at that time. One was Lauchlin Currie, then at Harvard and who, with his colleague Harry Dexter White, would soon join Viner’s “freshman brains trust” in Washington where...
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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (suppl_1): 271–292.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., “Pure Theory of Public 99–100, 107, 123 Expenditure and Taxation,” Brains Trust of, 64 147, 162–65, 170, 206 and TNEC, 113–14 and Tiebout, 212–14 Roosevelt, Theodore, 61, 63 Sandburg, Carl, 66–67 Rothbard...
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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (suppl_1): 49–76.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Tugwell and John Maurice Clark. Tugwell (1932), a mem- ber of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “Brains Trust,” later said that “the greatest economic event of the nineteenth century occurred when Frederick W. Taylor first held a stop watch on the movements of a group of shovellers in the plant...